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Monday, 10 March 2014

Balloons of Bombay

I've posted on the big balloons before but I'm still not over them.  How many balloons are sold in a day?  Who is the Balloon Master?  Why are the ones in the packets puny specimens?  How much would I have to pay to get a genuine big balloon?  What would I do with one if I actually bought it?

Who buys the giant balloons of Mumbai?
 "This is a BIG, big balloon" he said, "The biggest" I agreed.

Meanwhile, dejected,  just a street away a balloon seller hawks a smaller big balloon.


Raghav said...

Never seen these in Delhi. Cool.

Indrani said...

Never seen in Bangalore either.
Great captures.

amasc aka Anne said...

They must be specialties of Mumbai, they are on sale at all the main tourist hangouts.

Neil Thomas said...

These balloons are available with a few big balloon sellers for about 250 rupees. You need to inquire first before purchasing them. They're about 2 feet in length deflated. I was able to buy 3 of them after searching around a lot